Best Of The Week at the Light Stalking Community


Let's enjoy some beautiful photographs taken by our members! Here is your weekly wrap-up from Light Stalking – you'll find some nicely curated stuff from the general chit chat as well as some amazing shots from Tersha's latest challenge on Form in Black and White in the Garden! And as you've already guessed by now, we'll be mentioning some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum as well!

Photo Of The Week – June 01st, 2020

Photo by Andre P

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Words by Kent DuFault

There is something extraordinary about this picture to me.

It combines order and chaos in such a unique way. It kept asking myself, “Is this a silhouette, a shadow, or something that is shadowed? In the end, I concluded that it is a little of all those three elements.

The use of shape and pattern is exquisite, and I also believe that black and white the correct medium for this. No vibrant color to get in the way of all that intimate detail.

Congratulations to Andre P. @andre-p for his outstanding nature shot.

What Are Our Members Up To?

These are our favourite shots from our 488th challenge, so sit back and enjoy the ride!

Photo by Andre P

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Any subject can look eye-catching in a photograph if you frame it well! The composition is fundamental for this to happen, like in this shot.

Photo by Click

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Here is a subtle juxtaposition between the organic features and the metallic feeling we get from the post-production technique. Quite interesting indeed.

Photo by Charmaine Joubert

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There is no place like garden to find nice abstract details.

Photo by Dave Watkins

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It is quite hard to ignore such a magnificent array of textures! Oh, and did you spot the tiny spider?

Photo by Yadmit

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Low-key style is quite useful for dramatic visual messages.

Photo by Lee H

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Such a simple fragment of our world can look amazingly bold.

Photo by Laura G

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Birds can look really hypnotizing sometimes.

Photo by LeanneC

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What a lovely display of subtle textures of this flower!

Photo by Preston

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I bet this adorable trio made a nice salad later on!

Photo by Graham Hart

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As Jasenka said, those delicate white lines are quite something. This is a highly sophisticated abstraction of a very important plant, agave.

What You Shouldn't Be Missing From The Light Stalking Community

Jim shared a hilarious shot! I'm still not sure what's going on here, so clarifications are more than welcome!

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Patrick captured a mysterious stalker in his yard.

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Tobie captured a white-bellied bird which is quite common in South Africa, but for some of us it is quite a visual delight. 

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Oh, and Rob shared this truly dramatic shot! I love the massive rain at the furthermost point on the frame. But it wouldn't be as impressive as it is if it wasn't for the person on the bridge.

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And let's welcome our newest members!

Renee P

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We'd Love To Hear Your Thoughts

Our Feedback Forum has been receiving tons of great photographs lately, and it is clear that some of you have started building a solid photography style. This forum is the right place for all of you who want to grow fast as photographers. This is possible thanks to valuable and positive feedback, which is perhaps the best way to hack the learning curve.

Here you'll get your work critiqued by plenty of well-intended people, but you'll also have a chance to critique your peers. We truly believe in the power of criticism and feedback.

Many of our members have nurtured their own photographic knowledge by giving out elaborate critiques that go way beyond simple emoji based reactions or “nice shot” comments. Here are some of the most interesting shots shared during the last week:

The Shark Tank is a great place to learn and to discuss, so please read the instructions in order to get a better critique experience. Share your comments, opinions and doubts on any or all of the images above. We will be delighted to see some of your images as well! Don't be shy, critiques are given to photographs and not photographers.

We and many other members will be more than pleased to help you out; after all, we all are in love with photography. Don't forget to participate in the newest challenge published by Tersha on Shadows!

Please remember to join our friendly photography community if you haven't done it already.

About Author

Federico has a decade of experience in documentary photography, and is a University Professor in photography and research methodology. He's a scientist studying the social uses of photography in contemporary culture who writes about photography and develops documentary projects. Other activities Federico is involved in photography are curation, critique, education, mentoring, outreach and reviews. Get to know him better here.

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